Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used...

By Ben Coxworth 1 day ago

First decline for RTD fruit juice in five years

According to a recent BMi Research report, in 2017 the RTD fruit juice category saw its first decline in five years. The category is possibly not a priority purchase for consumers who are financially strained...

1 day ago

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

2 days ago

The risk of listeriosis lingers

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with significant amount of increased recalls revealing the potential for larger and more complex losses in the past decade...

By Catia Folgore 3 days ago

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

16 Jul 2018

Marketplace Africa explores Pioneer Foods' growth strategy

On last week's episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens outlined the company's journey from its beginning in 1997 and describe some of the challenges the company has had to overcome...

16 Jul 2018

KWV named Brandy Producer of the Year at global spirits competition

KWV scooped the 2018 trophy for the Brandy Producer of the Year at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC), in a ceremony held in Bishopsgate, London last week...

16 Jul 2018

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

16 Jul 2018

Skip partners with local design talent for Monochrome Pop-up Shop

Skip has teamed up with three of South Africa's top fashion designers for a monochromatic fashion pop-up in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

13 Jul 2018

Love them or loathe them, private label products are taking over supermarket shelves

Coles is aiming to have private label products make up 40% of its product range over the next five years. This increase will apply across multiple tiers of products...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 12 Jul 2018

We must ensure new food retail technologies are pathways - not barriers - to better health

Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service...

By Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018

The empowering impact of macadamia trading on the SA economy

From humble beginnings to an export powerhouse, the South African macadamia industry is the largest producer of macadamia nuts worldwide...

11 Jul 2018

Woolworths recalls rice product amid Listeria concerns

Woolworths is recalling its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix as a precautionary measure, following a worldwide recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency...

11 Jul 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Malfy gin, Checkers convenience, Nespresso coffee origins and Cadbury slabs

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2018

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